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Lesson Idea 8: Designing UAVs/Quadcopters
Here's another idea from the Onshape/PTC Academic Team! Happy Monday!
Curriculum Idea: UAVs come in all shapes and sizes. Let students create conceptual designs of UAVs anticipating number of motors, purpose of the UAV, size, materials, etc.
Topic area: Aerospace design
Description: Challenge students to create conceptual designs of UAVs for a variety of purposes. Have them determine use, size, number of motors, materials, etc. Then have a “virtual” fly off by having them animate their assemblies. You can also talk about the limitations of animating motion in assemblies and ways around it.
Learning Objectives: After completing this project, students should be able to:
- Create conceptual designs
- Describe the types and purposes of UAVs
- Create animations of assemblies
Models: Link to UAV model
Physics of Quadcopters: https://www.wired.com/2017/05/the-physics-of-drones/